Take Good Care of Her

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"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Adam Wade
Released 1961 (1961)
Genre R&B
Length 2:29
Label Coed
Writer(s)
  • Arthur Kent
  • Ed Warren
"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Sonny James
from the album True Love's a Blessing
B-side "On the Fingers of One Hand"
Released March 1966
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s) Marvin Hughes
Sonny James singles chronology
"True Love's a Blessing"
(1965)
"Take Good Care of Her"
(1966)
"Room in Your Heart"
(1966)

"Take Good Care of Her" is a 1961 song written by Arthur Kent and Ed Warren and recorded by Adam Wade. It reached number twenty on the R&B charts and number seven on the Hot 100.[1] In the song, the narrator speaks to the groom of his ex-girlfriend.

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1966, Sonny James had a number one country hit with his version of the song.[2] It was the fourth among his 23 No. 1 singles.

̇̈*Later that year, Mel Carter recorded the song and reached #78 on US pop charts.

  • In 1973, Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song as a B-Side to his song "I've Got a Thing About You Baby".

̈*In the same year, Johnny Mathis reached #40 on Adult Contemporary charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Adam Wade[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.K. Singles Charts 38

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1

Johnny Mathis[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 40
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 15

Elvis Presley[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
Canada RPM Top Tracks 56
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 7

Bobbie Evans[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canada RPM Country Singles 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 606. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
Preceded by
"Distant Drums"
by Jim Reeves
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Sonny James version)

June 18-June 25, 1966
Succeeded by
"Think of Me"
by Buck Owens